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Effect of Experimental Parameters on the Fabrication of Gold Nanoparticles via Laser Ablation

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In this study we report the effect of laser parameters such as laser energy, laser wavelength as well as focusing condition of laser beam on the size and morphology of the gold nanoparticles (GNPs) prepared in deionised water by pulsed laser ablation. The optimum conditions at which gold nanoparticles obtained with controllable average size have been reported as these parameters affected on the size, distribution and absorbance spectrum. Effect of energy was studied. The laser energy was divided into three regions (low, middle and high). A noteworthy change was observed at each region, as the average size changed from 5.9 nm at low energy to 14.4 nm at high energy and the gold nanoparticles reached a critical size of 8 nm at 100 mJ. The Effect of the wavelength on the particle size was examined at 1064 nm, 532 nm. It was found that, the optimum ablation laser wavelength was 1064 nm. Finally, significant results obtained when the effect of focusing conditions studied.

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H. Imam, K. Elsayed, M. Ahmed and R. Ramdan, "Effect of Experimental Parameters on the Fabrication of Gold Nanoparticles via Laser Ablation," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 73-84. doi: 10.4236/opj.2012.22011.

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